Move With Balance® at the AARP Hawaii Caregiver Conference
Saturday, October 29, 2016, 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Marriot Courtyard Kauai at Coconut Beach 650 Aleka Loop, Kapaa, Kauai’i
Hundreds of people on Kauai are helping older loved ones to live independently in their own homes. Get connected to information and resources to help you care for family or plan for the future.
Prepare to Care and Manage Complex Change Patricia Bemis, RN
Modifying Your Home for Aging in Place Curt Kiriu, CAPS
Move With Balance® Rachelle Bachran, Public Health Educator
Legal Issues for Caregivers Michael Ratcliffe, Attorney at Law
Here the participants at an adult day care center in Portugal are joining with us for the “Gandhi Farewell”. It is a poem from Gandhi that we have been doing at the end of every Move With Balance® class for the past 10 + years. It involves call and response, plus other movements. In 2014 Bill Fuller, our musician, wrote original music for the poem, which, of course, makes the whole experience more beautiful. At the end of class, we all hold hands in a loving circle. (The song is available on this website, the movements are in our book on page 68.)
Here the participants are following the movements and responding to our original song “I Am Love” available on our website.
Everyone was so open, receptive, and loving, including the staff and participants. When you have clear movements and music, you really don’t need many words. They truly got our message of love.
We had a fantastic time in Portugal in September. We visited 3 Alzheimer’s adult day care center and happily shared Move With Balance® with Music. Here the participants are doing “ARROWS” from our book.
Judd wrote to us as he ordered more books for the Move With Balance program in Arkansas:
“Also I just wanted to let you know how many compliments we are getting from your program. I personally lead a MWB group for over a year and have seen the progression with the Seniors I worked with. I just trained 8 more leaders yesterday. We have 6 classes going now throughout the White RiverRegion of Arkansas and are expecting to have 6 more going before the end of January. Thank you again!
In October 2015 we brought Move With Balance® with music to Touchmark, a CCRC in Bend, OR. The Life Enrichment Assistant had this to say about our visit:“Overall the residents really enjoyed this workshop. Many were disappointed that some of their friends did not attend. There were around 40+ people and I think due to the design of the class we would have needed a bigger room if there were more. I feel there was something for everyone-it was different, challenging, fun, and inspired community. We had a full variety of residents present including: independents, assisted living, and memory care. All enjoyed and all can truly benefit from this type of program. However, I think the ones that enjoyed the most and is Memory Care as it was quite therapeutic at the end.
Full Group involved with Move With Balance Activity and Music